Saint Thomas Aquinas Named Jostens 2017 National Yearbook  Program of Excellence

Saint Thomas Aquinas Named Jostens 2017 National Yearbook Program of Excellence

STA program recognized five straight years for dynamic and engaging yearbook.

(HAMMOND) – (August/2017) – Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, today announced that Saint Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School’s yearbook program has been named a 2017 Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence. The National Yearbook Program of Excellence recognizes engaging yearbooks that reflect a broad representation of the student body while helping students develop 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, and information and communication technologies (ICT) literacy.  

This is the fifth year that STA has received this national recognition. The STA award winning yearbook program is under the direction of Michelle Chauvin, yearbook adviser at Saint Thomas Aquinas.

“The 2017 issue was difficult,” said Chauvin. “The school year began with the Flood of 2016, which impacted so many of our students, faculty, and alumni. This is why we chose the theme ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water.’ Our student body began the year by donating more than 2,300 hours of service the week of the Flood and continued to be a bridge of compassion and generosity. We couldn’t be prouder of these students serving as the hands and feet of Christ as they bridged the chaos of that time.”

Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence Awards are presented twice a year, in spring and in fall for yearbooks delivered during the school year. The Award was presented to the STA yearbook program for achieving the defined criteria in each of three following categories: creating an inclusive yearbook, generating school engagement, and successfully managing the yearbook creation process.  

“Jostens is proud to recognize those individuals who have acted as wonderful stewards by creating an exceptional yearbook for their school and community,” said Chuck Mooty, Jostens president and CEO. “Yearbooks are a critical part of telling a school’s story, and Jostens is dedicated to supporting yearbook staff members with state-of-the-art tools and resources that help celebrate moments that matter.”

The STA yearbook program will receive a gem-studded recognition pin and a banner to display in school, so the entire school community will be aware of the outstanding achievement.



Photo ID: The 2017-18 staff of STA's Veritas: (seated) Kaleigh Scallan, Mackie Sandage; (middle) Lily Inman, Jade Vappie, Maggie Crawford, Brooke LaBorde, Marley Bohning; (standing) Madison Plaisance, Caroline Ingraffia, Will Hetzinger, Lauren Davis, Nicole Francois, Abbie Busch.


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